With all that we've tried to bury or hide coming to the surface right now- I hope that you are getting the message that questions are more important now than they ever were. Soothing phrases meant to keep us "safe" are not doing anything but creating distance.
This is the time where us "anti-healers" are needed. What do I mean by that phrase? Anti-healers draw to the surface that which is buried. I see Serpent as a symbol of this energy. Snakes and Serpents use to represent the Goddess. Once shame came into the picture - people were taught to feel shame about their gifts and qualities that might make them and other people ask questions or question the status quo.
The anti-healer loves questions more than answers, like the Trickster. The Oracle and the person with X-Ray vision bring the question that is being avoided to the surface. Check this out:
"What you get from the Oracle is an answer to a question you don't know how to ask. That's why they are an Oracle." - D.A. Pennebaker.
That's why sometimes my guides don't answer the question(s) the client asks and why I try to train my students to see through the "distractor" questions.
If you are like me- you may have spent thousands of dollars in groups or hung around with people who were focused on "healing." I shared with you how alive I felt in my writing class where no one was trying to fix or heal me. What would happen for you if you took my writing workshop - Tell Your Story (one space left) or came to Brouhaha?
Brouhaha and I are about Whole-ing. We are not trying to heal you.
Have you played this game?
Once I heal/transform ____________, then I can ___________.
At Brouhaha and in Denise world we play this game -
Once I take this action __________, I will feel* __________ .
* courageous, inspired, joyous, like I came home, whole, alive, more of myself...
Most of the people who will lead a workshop at this years Brouhaha transformed (or became more of who they already are) AFTER they did something that took a lot of courage. For Denise and Rochelle it was battling self-doubt, critical voices in their heads and fear of failing to step onto the stage and perform.
Along the way Denise broke down bawling at least 5x times in front of her class. Breaking down in front of people in a pure way actually can open room for them to come closer to you. Kelly has been taking a series of daily actions using the mantra "Rooted in Unflagging Courage," and facing her fear of being vulnerable.
Courage may seem like the opposite of vulnerability and yet the space we are playing in at Brouhaha is being able to be courageous and vulnerable.
October 5th is the Aries Full Moon also know as the Blood Moon. In astrology Aries is opposite Libra. Libra is said to represent beauty. On the student path of Libra we would do whatever it takes to keep the peace and keep up the appearance of beauty. We would be trying to hide what we think of as "ugly." We would be hiding or asking someone else to hide what we find "disturbing." At the Blood Moon we are invited to own and define beauty for ourselves. We are also invited to take a look at how disharmony and chaos invite in true harmony. It's not really harmony if you are chopping off parts of yourself or asking other people to chop off parts of themselves.
Because this Full Moon is days before Jupiter moves into Scorpio which represents expansion through bringing what's hidden to light - I am doing a Brouhaha sale through 10/5. Brouhaha takes place from October 17th to November 5th. It's a virtual festival. You can come to as many or as few of the workshops + calls as you like. All of them will be recorded.
1- 30 minute 1:1 session with Denise.
1- Bring 1 friend for free.
4 workshops - each will cover some aspect of Magic, Mystery and Creation. (Full line-up announced on 10/6)
Casting A Circle- 2 calls series before Brouhaha begins. Who or what do you need to cast out of your circle- before you can cast a new circle?
My Aries Full Moon call + Gifts of the Hag calls + a 1:1 Gifts of Your Hag session as bonuses.
3 months of calls post-Brouhaha.
The offer to come to Brouhaha for $127 goes away at 11:59 pm Thursday October 5th. Once the full line-up and workshop details are announced on October 6th the investment will be $197. (You save $100) I'm giving you a chance to win big by taking a small risk.
Brouhaha exists to help YOU speak your truth - the truth that you made have been told you need to "heal" or water down. The truth that people may have told you that you were crazy, imagining or making up when you spoke it for the first time. Not trusting what you know, being afraid that you are "making it up" - can shut down your imagination and your creativity.
You may need to feel your deep grief to resurrect your wonder. Hamlet says "Whose phrase of sorrow conjures the wandering stars and makes them stand like like wonder-wounded hearers?" First off, please note that hearer and healer are only one letter apart. We may think we need "healed" when what we need is to "hear" what we have not wanted to hear or have been dismissing. Have you ever heard yourself saying - that doesn't make sense, that's not logical or what would people think if I did that? Write down everything you've heard from your guidance that you dismissed using one of those phrases or one of your own.
Wonder- Wounded. There's a gift marking in the hand that talks about having your sense of awe, innocence joy and wonder wounded. If you haven't been in my world- you may not know that I believe that we can only be "wounded" in an area where we are deeply gifted. So why the wounding? So we can share our wisdom about how we trusted that we were gifted in that area and how we may have had to fight to fully own and express that gift.
How was your sense of wonder wounded? Remember being a child and being told it's not polite to stare when you were simply curious about a someone's birthmark, crutches, color, nose etc? You may have been have told it was okay to be curious or feel a sense of wonder about certain things but not about others. Brouhaha aims to help you restore YOUR whole spectrum of wonder.
At Brouhaha we are curious and filled with Wonder about all kinds of "taboo" topics and feelings. The workshops will help you become more joyous, playful, curious, wonderful and wholly and fully you. All of your Selves are welcome at Brouhaha. Your Adder, Vulture, Alligator, Spider self. Your Flamingo, Toucan, Quetzal self. Your Squirrel, Beaver, Seagull self. Your Dragon, Owl and Black Panther self. You'll soar and crawl, dive and emerge, stalk and capture, be the prey and the predator. Join us at Brouhaha for only $127.
That nagging sense that something is missing? It's not missing, it's right there waiting for you to make the hidden aspects of yourself visible. You will see and feel that wholeness involves having a sense of wonder and curiosity about your whole self.
See you at Brouhaha !!!